I gave a Pecha Kucha talk in Toronto back in late 2014, but the video just appeared online. Check it out here: 30 000 Foot View of Synthetic Biology, Britt Wray at Pecha Kucha Toronto
Broken Pencil Magazine was founded in 1995 and has been pumping out impressive literary devotion to the underground cultural and independent arts in Canada ever since. The Toronto-based publication asked me to write a piece for their summer seasonal issue, which they’d decided they wanted to be about science. Normally the magazine explores the gems […]
From Rear View (Projects): Opening Event: Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm Performance at 7:00pm followed by Jimenez Lai in conversation with science radio producer and host Britt Wray (CBC, WNYC) for combined scientific and architectural perspectives on flipping the house. Exhibition Location & Dates: The laneway at Sheridan Avenue & Gordon Street, Toronto (refer to […]
It was a pleasure to work over the past several months with veteran CBC IDEAS radio producer Sara Wolch to create our 1 hour documentary about de-extinction, also known as the scientific attempt to resurrect extinct life. As said on the broadcaster’s site, “Extinction is supposed to be forever. But in labs around the world, […]
Brian Cauley started a new podcast called Tiny Conversations, which revolves around exactly that: a short conversation about a topic that he asks you about. Brian had me on the show and asked me about backyard science – you can listen here to hear us chat about it, citizen science, biohacking, the quantified self and […]
I wrote an article for Entrepreneur Magazine that explains some of the reasons why investors and entrepreneurs are gravitating towards synthetic biology. I’ve got to say that the title they gave the article is a bit unfortunate and ultimately packages the piece together as click-bait hype. However my motivation to write the article was to […]
The Sandbox Network asked me about why I do what I do, my thoughts on millennials, and a few other satisfyingly open ended questions that allowed me to ramble on about some of the things that I care about. Our interview is up here if you’re interested in reading it.
French biohacker Thomas Landrain has found a way to grow your own ink with a special pigment-producing bacteria. As long as you feed it. I made a story for CBC Radio’s technology and culture program Spark that explains how. Check it out here. images courtesy of lapaillasse.org
I travelled to Cork, Ireland for a conference called The Synthetic Biology Future on March 13th. I wrote about what I found most interesting about the conference – the evolving understanding, interest and mutual appreciation between the biohacker and academic communities in attendance – on Nature Education’s Scitable. Please find the post here.
AT THE REDPATH MUSEUM More info here http://www.mcgill.ca/redpath/whatson/other